Barry McGee off site installation for The Armory Center For Arts

September 14 2009 . 02:28pm

Installations Inside / Out: Armory 20th Anniversary Exhibition
September 20 – December 31, 2009
Opening reception Saturday, September 19, 2009, 6-9 p.m.
Jay Belloli and Sinéad Finnerty-Pyne, curators

This exhibition will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Armory Center for the Arts by commissioning contemporary artists, who have created art installations in the past, to make new site-specific art installations both inside and outside the Armory.   Approximately 10 of the installations will be at outdoor sites at various locations in Pasadena, including Edgar Arceneaux, Daniel Buren, Rockne Krebs, Barry McGee, Carlos Mollura, Matthew Moore, Jane Mulfinger, Bruce Nauman, Barbara Smith.  Artists in the exhibition will include Kim Abeles, Deborah Aschheim, Carl Cheng, Seth Kaufman, Michael C. McMillen, Sarah Perry, Ed Ruscha, Betye Saar, John Trevino, Pae White, and Mario Ybarra Jr. Videos of Arceneaux’s and Nauman’s off-site performances will be in the Armory’s gallery. Barbara Smith will also do a performance at the exhibition opening on September 19, 2009.

The exhibition will reflect the Armory Gallery’s long-standing goal supporting contemporary Southern California artists, as well as the Gallery’s determination to bring art to the public in exterior, non-art locations.

A limited edition publication documenting the exhibition will accompany this show.

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Barry McGee book release this October

July 21 2009 . 04:11pm

Aaron Rose’s publishing company, Alleged Press, will be publishing the book Barry McGee by Barry McGee this Halloween. Check out Alleged Press to find more


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Blood In The Mud – Tommy Guerrero

May 31 2009 . 03:01am

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Lance Armstrong x Kaws x Barry McGee

March 29 2009 . 04:14pm

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Barry “Twist” McGee interview in Swindle magazine

March 02 2009 . 11:13pm

Other artists blazed the trail that brought graffiti from the urban landscape into galleries. But no street or graffiti artist who came before Barry “Twist” McGee had executed the transition with such finesse. Born in San Francisco in 1966, a city he continues to make his home, Twist began painting graffiti in 1984 at the age of 18. He began showing his work in local galleries, slowly building a following, and, in 1991, he received a Bachelor of Fine Art in painting and printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute. This was quickly followed by grants and fellowships—one notably sent him to Brazil, where he observed clustered framed artworks displayed in churches. McGee incorporated this presentation style into his art shows, which brought a kinetic, urban immediacy to the staid gallery space.

Read the rest of the interview HERE

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